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February 21, 2010
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Canon EOS 5D
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Date Taken
Feb 20, 2010, 8:22:06 AM
Morning Glow by Dani-Lefrancois Morning Glow by Dani-Lefrancois
Canadian Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Sunrise over the majestic Canadian falls yesterday morning.

I had been planning on going back to the falls for a sunrise, but the many times I have attempted before, it was always overcast when i got there. Niagara Falls, the actual falls have different weather than the rest of the city.

So I woke up at 5am, looked outside and i saw stars, so i was off and running. The falls are about 20 minutes from my house via highway. I had my fingers crossed then entire way there, got there at 6:06am. Had free parking as it was early morning. =D

I parked close to the new foot bridge to cross the road (such a good idea) .. walked through the closed but yet open Table Rock building. Then i went through the doors outside to the falls, and promptly fell on the ice. It was too early for it to be salted. :( I had my camera around my neck, my tripod in one hand and my hot French Vanilla cappuccino in my other hand. I scraped one knee :( but i didnt spill my cappuccino=D=D. After a bunch of cursing I managed to set myself up and take some shots while i waited for the sun to come up.

I now have a battle wound. Dani Vs Niagara Falls.. who do you think won?

ps. my time on my camera is wrong, this was taken at 7:22am.

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Morning Glow by =photographybydani
The suggester wrote: "This shot pure blew me away, one of the best I can ever remember having seen of the falls."

( Suggested by Meowgli and Featured by NyssaCreative )
To start, I love how this artist has captured the mist rising from the falls in a perfectly resplendent manner, and the gradiance looks amazing. I would also like to note how the sun's usually flooding light is tamed by the misty banner. The morning light makes this piece shine,as it reflects on just the top edge of the falls and makes the mist saturated with color. Had this been taken at any other time of day, it would be too bright, or the color would no longer be in the mist and it would look dull. Truly a resplendent piece. 5 stars.
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What filters did you use to achieve the perfect exposure both in land(or water) and sky? I was wondering about buy a Hoya NDx400. What you think about?
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
I used a Cokin grad filter for this image. the Hoya NDx400 is a great filter. I have one that i dont use very often because I use my grad filters far more often. If you are interested in buying one and experimenting, let me know and i can sell you mine for a good price.
John-Peter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the information, Dani! I've sent you a note about the filter :)
Wyrdafell Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so unbelievable beautiful :)
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
:P Thank you
jonathan49 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful I seen Niagara Falls both on the American side and the Canadian side.
But I have never seen it with snow before......... Wow!
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I like it best in winter!
TkNo0dLeSXD Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo really catched my eye ;) wonderful!
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